October 8, 1991 |
EPA Imposes Superfund Order on Oxy, Olin: Unable to reach a cleanup agreement for the 102nd Street landfill Superfund site in Niagara Falls, N.Y., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an administrative order to Olin Corp. and Occidental Chemical Corp., a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum Corp., to accept the agency's plan.
July 20, 1999 |
Occidental Chemical Corp. and Olin Corp. reached a $7.1-million settlement in the last of four cases in the Love Canal area of Niagara Falls, N.Y., the site of one of the most famous U.S. toxic waste disasters. For cleanup costs, the companies will reimburse the federal government $6 million and the state of New York $610,000, and will pay $500,000 for damaging natural resources, federal and state agencies said in Washington, D.C.
February 24, 1988
A federal judge ruled that Occidental Chemical Corp. is liable for the multimillion-dollar cost of cleaning up the Love Canal landfill at Niagara Falls, N.Y. After nine years of deliberations, U.S. District Judge John Curtin said Occidental produced the wastes that created the environmental problem and stored them in a way that would eventually result in toxic leakage.
August 29, 1989 |
A federal district court judge ruled that Occidental Chemical Corp. can be held liable for punitive damages at Love Canal, as well as for compensation for cleaning up the toxic chemical dump. The ruling, released Monday, sets the stage for additional trials on whether other parties must share Occidental's liability and on how much the company will pay in damages, a spokeswoman for state Atty. Gen. Robert Abrams said.
June 22, 1994 |
Taking a big step toward closing a case that raised the nation's concern about buried toxic waste, Occidental Chemical Corp. agreed Tuesday to pay the state of New York $98 million to settle one of the key civil lawsuits over Love Canal. The company also agreed to take over monitoring and cleanup of the Niagara Falls, N.Y., neighborhood--a chore that the New York attorney general's office estimates will cost an additional $25 million over the next 30 years.